Teen Driving – The Good and the Ugly

Parental involvement does not stop when your teen has got a license to drive. Parents need to set rules for driving before they ride your car on the road. It is a known fact that crash risk is high in teen driving. Distracted driving is up among teens as they text and calling. There are certain behaviours that novice teen drivers portray on the road. Do you know what they are? The ugly truth is:

  • Using mobile phones while driving
  • Extra passengers
  • Speeding
  • Alcohol
  • Driving without a seat belt

Teens crash most often because they are inexperienced drivers. Do you agree? They find it difficult to judge gaps in traffic and driving the right speed. Practice builds experience and reduces risk. They say, teens should stay off the roads at night. It comes as no surprise to learn that the most of the teens killed in car crashes were not wearing seat belts. Parents! – It is high time that you lead your teens by example. Remember, seat belts save lives. Speeding  – as a parent you have done it in your driving life, it is critical that you should not pass that bad behaviour to your kids. Your kids mirror you. So, be vigilant while driving as your kids watch you all the time.

When your teen is driving with his or her friends seated comfortably in your car, the excitement level is way too high and there is a chance of reckless speeding. Racing and thrills is dangerous. The teens tend to drive fast whether it is rain or shine. Many things in driving can be learnt only from experience.

The good one is – “Don’t break the rules but follow them diligently.”

  • No mobile phones
  • No speeding
  • No Alcohol
  • No driving without a seat belt

Remember, “Practice Makes Perfect.” Don’t drive like you own the road. Drive like you own the car. Avoid accidents. Let your kid learns to drive with you!

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